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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

Delphinium.]                       FLORA INDICA.                                     51
7.  D. cseruletun (Jacquem.I ex Camb. in Jncq. Voy. Bot. p. 7.
t. 6); caule folioso ramose, foliis palinaiim 5-7-partitis segmentis ob-
ovato-cuneatis inciso-lobatis lobis obtusis, racemis patulis paucifloris
laxis, floribus magnis longe pedicellatis, calcare recto sepalis longiore,
ovariis 5.
HAB. In Himalaya interior! alpina: Garhwal, alt. 14-15,000 ped.,
Str. et WinU Sikkim, alt. 14-17,000 ped.!—(e. v.)
Caulis ssepe divaricato-ramosissinius, 3-6-poUicaris vel pedalis, incano-tomentosus,
superne laxe sericeo-pilosus. Folia £-!£ poll, lata, rotundata, segmentis obovato-
oblongis, superiorum liuearibus. Flores, pallide ccerolei, pedieellis pluribracteafcis.
Sepala f poll, longa, ovalia, obtusa, extus pubescentia. Petala posteriora antiee; ro-
tundata, vis obliqua, calcarc subtdato; antica laiaina obcordata vel obovata, utrin^ue
parce pilosa. Folticud 5, pubescentes vel pilosi, ^-pollicares.
Seemingly very distinct from the last, not only in general habit bnt in floral cha-
racters. It is, however, compared by Cambessedes i^ith D. grandiflorum3 L., but
distinguished by the smaller flowers, by the more velvety pubescence, and particularly
by the number of ovaria. It is also not unlike some small states of the American
D. a&ureum, Mich., and JD. pauciflorum, Nutt.
8.  D. ranuncnlifolinm (Wall. Cat. 4716 !); caule elato folioso,
foliis palmatim 5-lobis, lobis cuneato-ovatis inciso-lobatis, racemia elon-
gatis multifloris, pedieellis flores magnos excedentibus, calcare recto se-
palis eequilongo.—^D. pyramidale, Eoyle! ILL 56.
ft. incisum; foliis palmatim 5-partitis.—D. incisum, Wall. Cat.
4717!
HAS. In Himalaya occidental! interior!: PirPanjal, Kashmir, Eoyle!
Kanawer, alt. 11,000 ped., Jac^uemont! Garbwal et Kumaon, Blink-
worth!—(p. s.)
Caulis erectus, 2-3-pedalis et ultra, pilis patcntibns hirsutus. Folia superne pilo-
sula, subtus dense tomentosa, rotundata, basi cordata, diam. 3-4-poll.j petiolis eequi>
lougis, ad medium 5-fida, lobis trifidis et inciso-dentatis; superiara triparlita \floralia
lanceolata, pedieellis 1-2-pollicaribus tomentosis breviora. Bracteola 2, ssepe flori
adpressas. Flores (ess. sicco) sordide cserulescentes. Sepala extus pilosa, f-poll,
ovalia, obtusa. Petala postiea antico recta acuta, atropurpurea, calcare subulate;
antica lamina bifida pilosa. Fotticali 3 pubesceutes.
9.  D. altissimum (Wall.! Plant. Asiat. Rar. ii; t. 128); caule
ramoso paucifoliato, foliis reniformibus subtus albidis palmatim 5-7-
fidis, lobis argute incisis, racemis laxis pauciftoris, floribus magnis longe
pedkellatis, calcare sepalis longiore longe subulato incurvo.—WalL
Oat. 4718 1    Griff.! Itin. Notes, p. 54. No. 827*
HAB. In Nipalia, Wall.!; in montibus Kbasia, .alt, 5-6000 ped.,
Griffith!—(FI. autumno.) («?. t?,)
Radix Jfosifonnis. Cavlis gracilis, 2-4-pedaHs, pilis patentibus YC! snbreflexis hir-
sutus, larius basi glabrescens. Folia r&dicalia longissime p.etiolata, pcifc 6-12-poi-
licari, diam, S-6-pollicaria, utrinque sparse pubescentia vel glabriuscul^ 5-7-loba,
lobis late cuneatis trilobis et argute dentatis; floraKa stibsessilia, triloba, suprema
linearia b^acteseformia. Flores foetidi, violacei. Sepala ovalia, obtusa, extus pilosa,
f-1-pollicaria. Petala yostica calcarc subulato, antice oblique angnlate, bideiitata,
atropitrpurea; antica bilobo, pilosa. Folliculi 3, pubescentes.
Dr. Wallich's plant is only known to us by an imperfect sjjccunen in the herba-